Wherever possible we will use paper packaging.
However, Europe, US, Canada and Rest of World, it is not always possible to use paper due to the soft contents of the package. If this is the case, we use 90 micron polythene mailbags. Recycling guide: LDPE 4 (Low density polyethylene).
Low-density polyethylene, or LDPE, is number 4-coded plastic, commonly used to manufacture shopping bags, dry cleaning bags and flexible bottles and lids. Although not as commonly recycled as number 1 polyethylene terephthalate or number 2 high-density polyethylene, LDPE recycling is gaining traction as its post-consumer uses increase. One use is combining recycled LDPE with wood to create composite lumber suitable for light applications. All these plastics can be recycled into different products, but of the three, LDPE results in the most greenhouse gas savings when it's recycled.
But please - do not put number 4 LDPE plastic into a recycling bin unless you are sure it is accepted. Otherwise, you could contaminate an entire batch of recycled plastic.
DURING COVID 19 - WE SHIP EVERY DAY WHERE POSSIBLE
UK Shipping - £3.60 on all second class orders within mainland UK at small parcel, 1.9kg or less.
UK Shipping - £4.00 on all first class orders within mainland UK at small parcel, 0.9kg or less OR £5.90 at small parcel, 1.9kg or less.
UK Shipping - £9.99 second class and £17.00 first class medium parcel up to 5kg although I will always try to find a cheaper rate with another courier and refund the excess.
We always try to keep our costs to a minimum. We usually use Royal Mail International Standard, which does not include Tracked and Signed. We are given a proof of postage which includes your address details and the weight of your parcel, but you do not sign for your parcel and it is not tracked. This service is cost effective and very reliable. However, we cannot accept responsibility for your goods once they have left the UK with this service.
If you would prefer your order to be sent International Tracked & Signed then please select the tracked and signed option. Your order will be fully tracked with signature on delivery and online confirmation.
For orders over 2kg please contact us for shipping charges. We like to use the most cost effective carriers and this can change on a daily basis. We regularly post 5kg + parcels around the world but we prefer to get the best current cost effective quote for you.
To reduce our carbon footprint we like to support our local mobile shipping service which sets up in our village on a Monday and a Thursday and is within easy walking distance for us.
Royal Mail states the following on their website: https://www.royalmail.com/personal/international-delivery/international-standard
UK – first class – next working day
UK – second class - - up to three working days
Europe – 3 to 5 working days
USA/Canada and Rest of the World – 5 to 7 working days
International Tracked and signed
Western Europe – within two to three working days
Eastern Europe – within three to four working days
USA/Canada and Rest of the World – within six to seven working days